Clarion Police Dept.
120 1st Ave SW
Clarion, IA. 50525

Phone:515-532-2515

clarionpd@mchsi.com

 

Officers

 

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Chief Hennigar was born and raised in Clarion, Iowa. He began his law enforcement career in 1981, when he joined the Clarion Police Department as a patrolman. He then graduated the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy's 77th Basic Class in 1982. He rose to the rank of Sergeant and in April 1992 a new challenge presented itself. Former Chief Robert A. Shaw was retiring. In May Chief Hennigar was appointed as acting Chief and in July he was sworn in as Clarion's Chief of Police. Later he was appointed as the EMS director for the ambulance service. He takes great pride in the community and his goal is to provide fair and professional law enforcement for the citizens of Clarion. Chief Hennigar has been married for 30 years to Diana. They have 2 children. Mark, who is the Chief of Police in Kanawha, Iowa. Kristyn, who is in her 3rd year of college. In his spare time he enjoys camping with his wife, as well as riding their motorcycle. But most of all he enjoys time with his family.

Chief of Police Steve Hennigar

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Assistant Chief TerHark has been a member of the department since 1994. He graduated officer training in 1995 from Hawkeye College. Assistant Chief TerHark is a Dare Instructor, and an INOA Member. Prior to becoming an officer, he worked as a private investigator, and a security officer in Kansas City. He also worked at Monsanto, shortly before joining the Clarion Police Department. Assistant Chief TerHark has twin girls, Hannah and Sydney, who are 8 years old. His favorite part of Law Enforcement is "You never know what to expect. There is something different each shift. I also enjoy talking to the kids in school." During his off duty time he enjoys golf, softball, baseball, lifting weights, and playing sports with his girls.

 

Assistant Chief Steve TerHark

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Sergeant Anderson graduated the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy's 153rd Basic Class. Prior to becoming an officer Sergeant Anderson served his country in the USAF as a military policeman from 1987-1991. He served on a special OPS team based in Turkey. He is also a Desert Storm Veteran. In 1993-1995 Sergeant Anderson was a reserve officer for Hawarden, Iowa Police Department. In 1996-2001 Sergeant Anderson served as Chief of Police for Dows, Iowa. He joined the Clarion Police Department in 2001. He holds many certifications such as Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, and Mace Instructor. Sergeant Anderson is also the Reserve Program Coordinator. His favorite part of law enforcement is "burglary investigations". He is married with two children. In his off duty time he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and coaching youth sports.

Sergeant Lyon Anderson

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Officer Thompson has been a member of the department since 2004. He graduated officer training in 1997.Officer Thompson specializes in Defensive Tactics, Hostage Negotiations, Driving Instructor, and Field Sobriety. Prior to becoming an officer, he worked with behavior disorder students. Officer Thompson is married with two children (of the canine persuasion). Officer Thompson's favorite part of Law Enforcement is simply that "no day is the same." During his off duty time he can be found golfing or detailing vehicles.

 

 

Officer Bret Thompson

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Officer Hennigar joined the Department in September 17, 2007. He graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in April 2006 from the 209th Basic Class. Prior to joining the Clarion Police Department, Officer Hennigar served as a patrolman for the City of Eagle Grove.  His favorite part of Law Enforcement is helping those in their darkest hours until a dawn of a new day.   Other law enforcement interests are crime scene investigations and forensic statement analysis. Officer Hennigar has one son Cole. In his off duty time you can find him fishing and with his family.   

 

Officer Shayne Hennigar

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